Too Many Things To Write About Today

I want to write about the Corona Virus. I want to write about life in Bhutan. I want to write about friends dying young. I want to write about overqualified aides. I want to write about Hiroshima Day. I want to write about being a foreigner in Ireland. I want to write about caring for my husband with dementia. I want to write about seeing a friend from Berkeley in the 1960’s. I want to write about the tangle of technology. I want to write about purchasing online. I want to write about my genealogy. I want to write about my knitting week in St. Margaret’s Hope in South Ronaldsay Orkney.

An old lady with a lot of things to do

Well there you have it. A list of possible future blogs.

Struggling To Recall……..

I’m trying to recall the details of surgery on my right hand. The surgery was performed by Dr. who was very nice. He had a good manner. Very reassuring. Numerous tests had been performed and repeated on my hand. The doctor was puzzled but finally referred me for surgery. I was overnight in the Mt. Carmel and the surgery was performed the next morning. Afterward I was allowed to go home. My hand was heavily bandaged and I wasn’t able to drive. A minor detail which I hadn’t foreseen. I phoned a friend, Jan Bartlett, and she was able to come get me. It was sometime in the summer of 1995. Ian was away – I think he was in Nairobi for a month. A short consultancy in his first year of semiretirement. The sons must have been away for whatever reasons. After a week I went back to the Mt. Carmel to have the stitches removed by the doctor who had performed the surgery. When I got home from that trip I discovered that one stitch remained. A nurse friend, Gwen Lew, worked at the Mt. Carmel and she was able to remove the stitch. The doctor was on his way to County Kerry for his holidays. Gwen and Jan both died of cancer not too many years later. The doctors – I don’t know – maybe lived to old age. Not like the doctor who delivered all 3 sons in the Mt. Carmel. He died of cancer at age 61.